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In Kenya, Abuse Survivors Find a New Life in Peanut Butter

With no way of supporting their children, many women are trapped in abusive relationships they can’t afford to leave. But a group of Kenyan women who have all been targets of gender-based violence are moving ...
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Where rape survivors fight for justice amid stigma, trauma

SILENCE BREAKERS The #metoo campaign was covered extensively by the media internationally, with reputable titles such as TIME magazine honouring the “Silence Breakers” as the “Time Person of the Year, 2017”, lauding the survivors for their courage ...
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Kenya’s “rape taboo” spurs women in slums to report attacks via SMS

"In Kenya, we are socialised to believe sex, sexuality and sexual violence is a private issue. People don't discuss it - it's a complete no-go zone," said Wangu Kanja, founder of the charity operating the ...
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Survivors of sexual violence want peace and justice to reign in Kenya

Failure by the government to act on recommendations of the documented horrors in the 2007/8 Post Election Violence (PEV) report compiled by the Justice Philip Waki-led Commission on Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence (CIPEV) continues ...
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Founder of group for survivors of rape and gender based violence in talks with our University over research links

Kenyan activist meets with researchers at our University and practitioners at Leicester Rape Crisis L-R Dr Lisa Smith, Lynda Yorke (manager of Leicester Rape Crisis), Wangu Kanja, Dr Clare Gunby (UoL), Meirion Reynolds (Honorary President ...
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Building a World free from Gender Based Violence

Wangu Kanja was raped in 2002 during a carjacking incident. “I was with two male friends. It was 10pm,” she remembers. Reuter ...
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